Soul Deep

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Curb Records expands beyond its well-known country roster with Soul Deep, the beautifully produced debut from Laura Turner, a singer whose classically trained voice is all at once operatic, dramatic, and ethereal -- truly defying typical categorization. Think Sarah Brightman's early-2000s remix hits and that gets you on the trail. The idea throughout seems to be pairing the drama of her pipes with lush, lyrical songs and productions that range from edgy trip-hop to ambient and even exotic. The most compelling of these is her own co-composition "Will of the Heart," a Celine Dion-like inspirational gem that captures her many octave range better than the other tunes, with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Curb Records expands beyond its well-known country roster with Soul Deep, the beautifully produced debut from Laura Turner, a singer whose classically trained voice is all at once operatic, dramatic, and ethereal -- truly defying typical categorization. Think Sarah Brightman's early-2000s remix hits and that gets you on the trail. The idea throughout seems to be pairing the drama of her pipes with lush, lyrical songs and productions that range from edgy trip-hop to ambient and even exotic. The most compelling of these is her own co-composition "Will of the Heart," a Celine Dion-like inspirational gem that captures her many octave range better than the other tunes, with words that don't get lost in the dramatic atmospheres and grooves. The symphonic title cut is a dramatic take on the spiritual aspects of lovemaking, featuring wordless vocals very much in the spirit of Brightman's "Phantom of the Opera" work, combined with shuffle grooves. "Illusion of a Kiss" blends Middle Eastern exotica, thick percussion, and deep cinematic images. The rest of the material ranges from a duet with Ray Vega on his Spanish-language hit "Angel de Madrugada," a dreamy take on the originally hard-rocking Creed hit "My Sacrifice," and others by Diane Warren and Desmond Child. Her vocal intensity may be too much for mainstream adult contemporary and pop, which favors lesser voices and more conventional song forms. But her talent for tugging the heart is undeniable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187876729
  • Catalog Number: 78767
  • Sales rank: 326,355

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laura Turner Primary Artist, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Jack Jezzro Bass
Eric Darken Percussion
Kurt Howell Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
David Angell Violin
Dave Cleveland Acoustic Guitar
David Davidson Violin
Everett Drake Background Vocals
Kim Fleming Background Vocals
Carl Gorodetzky Violin, Concert Master
Jim Grosjean Violin, Viola
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
Yvonne Hodges Background Vocals
David Lyndon Huff Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Lee Larrison Violin
Derrick Lee Background Vocals
Bob Mason Cello
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Liz Stewart Bass
Alan Umstead Violin
Catherine Umstead Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Carl Rabinowitz Cello
Jonathan Williams Strings, French Horn, Oboe
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Jeff Lippencott Conductor
Monisa Angell Viola
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Julie Tanner Cello
Bruce Christensen Viola
Cate Myer Violin
The Irish Film Orchestra Strings
Sherrie Kibble Background Vocals
Gerald Greer Violin
Robert Bailey Jr. Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Janet Askey Violin
Dede Jacobs Viola
Jennifer Kummer Cello, French Horn
Bill Woodworth Oboe
Jenkins Edward Background Vocals
Matt Pierson Bass
Technical Credits
Desmond Child Composer
Jim Peterik Composer
Kurt Howell Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Jeff Balding Engineer
Stephanie Bentley Composer
Steve Dorff Composer
Anne Graham Composer
David Hall Engineer
David Lyndon Huff Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Brent King Engineer
Sonny LeMaire Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Brian Masterson Engineer
Chris Rowe Digital Editing
George Teren Composer
Diane Warren Composer
Jonathan Williams Digital Editing
Jeff Lippencott Arranger, String Arrangements
Glenn Spinner Engineer
Ray Vega Composer
Cesar Lemos Composer
Holly Lamar Composer
Chris Lindsey Composer
Pebe Sebert Composer
Karla Aponte Composer
Scott Stapp Composer
Mark Tremonti Composer
Jorgin Dahl Composer
Tammy Hyler Composer
Laura Turner Composer
Jared Lawton Prop Stylist
Brian Ludwig Mastering
Emma Holland Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Soul Deep, Laura Turner

    I heard the title song at the Movie theatre and knew I had to have this one. Lyrical. Rich and vibrant. Peaceful and reverbarating at the same time. I'd say that she's in a category that might include Enya. Unique.

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